Prayer for April 26: Please pray with me. God of all people, today we pray for our elected leaders and those that vote. We implore you to touch government officials lives with wisdom and shift their yearnings from seeking power to empowering people, offering a vision for people to join in as opposed to dividing people and being true leaders who seek ways to serve their neighbors rather than being served. We also pray for voters, that they not vote the lesser of two evils, recognizing it as still voting for evil. Rather help them discern who would be best for office. Help voters to recognize that they are empowered to change society and that they are not helpless in this regard. Remind them that they have a responsibility to act when they see an injustice and that responsibility to act is not calling a government official to do something about it and then forgetting about the matter. Amen.
Prayer for April 8. Please pray with me. God of wisdom, today we pray for our elected leaders – both those we like and those we do not like. Just as you gave wisdom to Solomon to rule the people of Israel, we ask that you give our modern day elected leaders wisdom to do what is best for all peoples under their rule. We ask that elected leaders listen, discern the best approach, act with justice and grace, speak with integrity and vision, and hold the people they lead ever within their thoughts. Amen.